Fall California Festivals

Find a California fall festival to attend in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 has things to do across California including activities in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and more. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more. Last Major Update:
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Carlsbad Music Festival - Carlsbad, CA - Aug 2 to Aug 4, 2019
Annual event with 3 days of adventurous music by the beach

Tahoe City Fine Arts & Crafts Festival - Tahoe City, CA - Aug 16 to Aug 25, 2019
Set on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe City Fine Arts and Crafts Festival will give visitors a special opportunity to meet with more than 45 artisans and craftspeople showcasing a wide variety of arts and crafts including photography, oil paintings, ceramic vessels, jewelry and much more. Boatworks Mall in Tahoe City plays host to both weekends of events which spread across the open grassy area overlooking stunning Lake Tahoe. Since 1973.

Silicon Valley Comic Con - San Jose, CA - Aug 16 to Aug 18, 2019
2019 celebrity guests include Jason Momoa, Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie, Oliver and James Phelps, and more – subject to availability (see event website for details). Silicon Valley Comic Con brings together America’s two greatest superheroes: Pop Culture and Technology. Presented by Steve Wozniak and featuring top celebrities, comics, independent artists, cosplay, video games, consumer electronics, and more. Silicon Valley Comic Con is where entertainment and our electronic worlds intersect. Children under 5 get in free, child and adult passes are available for a day or the whole weekend, and there are several VIP tiers available.

Polk Street Blues Festival - Martinez, CA - Aug 17 to Aug 18, 2019
The Polk Street Blues Festival is back! After a brief move to Martinez and a rename to the Bay Area Blues, it’s back on Polk Street for another year, with more free entertainment including two main stages, merchant marketplace, crafts, food and more!

Salute to Lucifer the TV show - Los Angeles, CA - Aug 17 to Aug 18, 2019
Held at Hyatt Regency LAX – celebrate this show in the City of Angels (where it’s based) with the headlining star himself, Tom Ellis, who will be in attendance, along with his co-stars Lesley-Ann Brandt, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Tricia Helfer – and more guests to be announced. Lucifer fans will get two days of wicked fun and excitement, as they get to see their favorite stars from the show in person!

Anime California - Burbank, CA - Aug 23 to Aug 25, 2019
Anime California is an all ages by the fans for the fans event providing a welcoming and safe environment celebrating Japanese Culture, Animation, Manga, Games, Cosplay, and Fashion.

Cinecon - Burbank, CA - Aug 29 to Sep 2, 2019
A classic film festival in Hollywood over Labor Day weekend.

LA County Fair - Pomona, CA - Aug 30 to Sep 22, 2019
Carnival rides, horse racing, live music, traveling circus and more. Wine, Beer & Spirits Marketplace. Competitions including BBQ contest, photo contest, and landscaping competition. Since 1922.

Paul Bunyan Days - Fort Bragg, CA - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2019
Celebrate the bigger than life logger and his giant blue ox.  Enjoy the bird walk, craft show, classic cars, model trains, Labor Day Parade, Kiddie Parade, logging show, BBQ,  and lots more. A Fort Bragg tradition since 1939.

Sausalito Art Festival - Sausalito, CA - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2019
Fine art, music, food, and wine over Labor Day weekend at one of the most prestigious art festivals in the country.

Crunchryoll Expo - San Jose, CA - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
Taking place Labor Day Weekend at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Crunchyroll Expo 2019 celebrates anime, manga, games, cosplay, anime fans and so much more!

Millbrae Art & Wine Festival - Millbrae, CA - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
Celebrate the last blast of summer with sun-splashed, Mardi Gras-style fun in the Bay Area.

Long Beach Greek Festival - Long Beach, CA - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
Enjoy a taste of Greece, from authentic Greek food, cooking demonstrations, shopping and live dancing

Anison USA - Los Angeles, CA - Sep 1, 2019
Anison USA is the first event in America that covers Anison music, which resembles Japan’s great Anime festivals. Anison is the music/soundtracks from all Anime series, movies and Japanese video games, and is a mix of genres including J-Pop and J-Rock.

Tulelake Butte Valley Fair - Tulelake, CA - Sep 5 to Sep 8, 2019
A rural fair a few miles south of the California-Oregon border that attracts over 60,000 people. The 5-day celebration is held annually Wednesday through Sunday following Labor Day. It is single largest annual event held in the Klamath Basin. It is an alcohol free fair with free admission and parking.

Gold Country Fair - Auburn, CA - Sep 5 to Sep 8, 2019
130th family-friendly event. Carnival rides, monster trucks and demolition derby, and more!

Murrieta Lobster Festival - Murrieta, CA - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Fresh live Maine lobsters at the Rainbow Lagoon. Dance, enjoy the food court, check out the arts & crafts booths, watch live sports on the big screen, sing some karoake, and more.

Morro Bay Avocado & Margarita Festival - Morro Bay, CA - Sep 7, 2019
Sip premium margaritas and indulge on local, fresh-off-the-tree California avocados.

Mountain View Art & Wine Festival - Mountain View, CA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
You will love the live music, kids park, salsa dance class, pigskin party lounge, drinks, and food.

Strut Your Mutt San Francisco - San Francisco, CA - Sep 7, 2019
Strut Your Mutt is a fun dog walk and fundraising event that raises money to help save the lives of homeless pets, supporting your choice of one of hundreds of participating shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare groups. There are Strut your Mutt events across the country.

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest - Big Bear, CA - Sep 7 to Nov 2, 2019
Weekends. There will be three expanded bier gartens, live music, vendor booths and kids games. Other contests include the beer stein-carrying contest, stein holding, beer drinking contest and log sawing competition. Tickets are available on their website. Food and beer are purchased with Burgermeister Bucks. Complimentary Shuttle will give you a ride home anywhere in the Big Bear Valley.

Orange County Brew Ha Ha - Silverado, CA - Sep 7, 2019
More than 90 craft breweries offer unlimited tastings of 200+ local and imported beers.

Pittsburg Seafood Festival - Pittsburg, CA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
An outdoor event for the last 30+ years. Features great food including BBQ, fish, seafood, and plenty of music, arts and crafts, amusement rides, jet ski races, a beer pavilion, and lots more fun.

Celebrating Fall – Community Swim and Picnic at the Lake - Twain Harte, CA - Sep 7, 2019
Swimming in the lake, afternoon pot luck, wine and live music

Winederlust – El Dorado Wine, Art and Music Festival - Placerville, CA - Sep 7, 2019
Live musical performances, artisan bazaar, events at local art galleries, wine and more!

Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival - Ventura, CA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
Fifty artists will be showing their work, while forty-five street painters will be creating vibrant works of art on the harbor sidewalks along the docks. This festival is produced by Ventura County Art Events, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.

Old World Village Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach, CA - Sep 8 to Sep 27, 2019
Wednesday through Sunday. Enjoy Oktoberfest at Old World Village in September and October. Old World is a European themed shopping center that goes all out during Oktoberfest. They have parades, beautiful girls, dachshund races, a Herbmeister, and Kidsfest. It is self described as the best Oktoberfest in Orange County. Kinderfest for kids every Sunday. There are dachshund races as well.

Lodi Grape Festival - Lodi, CA - Sep 12 to Sep 15, 2019
Celebrate the grape harvest with a four day event featuring murals, exhibits, carnival rides, wine tastings, food, live entertainment and more!

California Wool and Fiber Festival - Boonville, CA - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
One of the country’s oldest and largest wool shows, held since 1926. Hundreds of fleeces from across the state are on site for judging, plus fleece sale, spinning contest, vendors, sheep shearing demonstrations, used equipment booth, fiber arts show and more. Happens in conjunction with the Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show.

Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show - Boonville, CA - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
Animal shows, wine tasting, live music, car show, parade, cider tasting and more. Happens in conjunction with California Wool and Fiber Festival.

KAABOO Del Mar Music Festival - Del Mar, CA - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
Music and comedy festival with top bands, artists, and comedians. KAABOO was created by music lovers for music lovers. An adult escape, uniquely curated to appeal to all five of your senses, with world-class music, hilarious comedy, inspiring contemporary art, gourmet cuisine, craft libations and personal indulgences.

Capitola Art & Wine Festival - Capitola, CA - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
Lots of fine artists and Mountain wineries plus local dance and performing arts groups, street performers, and live music.

Lake Arrowhead Oktoberfest - Lake Arrowhead, CA - Sep 14 to Oct 27, 2019
Celebrate Oktoberfest on weekends in their genuine Alpine village with authentic food and free entertainment. Games include stein holding, sausage toss, beer chug and more. Imported German and European beers on tap. German sausage, pretzels and more. Chicken dance too!

Marin Music Festival - San Rafael, CA - Sep 14, 2019
Three days of free music, with local live bands, arts and craft booths, food trucks, beer and wine, and kids activities, all along a gorgeous waterfront view at the Marin Rod and Gun Club.

California Republic Comic Con - Merced, CA - Sep 14, 2019
Each CRCC show is filled with film and TV stars, artists, comic books, toys, games, everything science fiction, fantasy, and anime, as well as video games, music, live entertainment, food, and much more. Kids 10 and under are free. Individual tickets are $10 online ($15 at the door) and a family 4-pack is available online only for $35.

Monterey Bay Oktoberfest - Carmel, CA - Sep 14, 2019
Noon – 6 PM. Tickets are $20. Children under 12 are free. Under the Beer Garden Tent. Activities include Cracking the First Keg, Live Music & Dancing “The Internationals”, Men’s Beer Stein Holding Contest, Women’s Beer Stein Holding Contest, Miss Oktoberfest 2018 Contest presented by Lugano Swiss Bistro, Miss Jr. Oktoberfest 2018 Contest presented by Lugano Swiss Bistro.

Twain Harte Chili Cook-off - Twain Harte, CA - Sep 14, 2019
The competition will be more intense this year as they have a couple of first responder teams doing firehouse chili. The Peoples Choice Chili will be done at businesses around the town. Check out each business and vote for your favorite. Tastings cost $5.00 (you get a wristband) and taste to your “hartes” delight. Beverages will be available for a fee. Event takes place in various locations around town.

Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival - San Jose, CA - Sep 15, 2019
The signature fundraising event of the Almaden Valley Women’s Club has been a tradition since 1976. This festival features a large selection of local artisans, entertainment by popular bands throughout the day on our main stage, boutique wines from Northern California vineyards, a variety of food offerings to taste including gourmet food trucks, a Kids-Zone with crafts, carnival games, and rides, souvenir wine and beer glasses, a silent auction, a Community Raffle and much more.

Durham Harvest Festival - Durham, CA - Sep 15, 2019
Held at the community park, it features a car show and plenty of arts and craft vendors. Don’t miss the pancake breakfast, BBQ, live music, kids play area, and more family fun.

Reel Pride Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Fresno, CA - Sep 18 to Sep 22, 2019
30th annual event brings a variety of LGBTQ cinema and entertainment to Cental Valley.

Schroeder’s Oktoberfest - San Francisco, CA, CA - Sep 20, 2019
Food and polka dancing at this San Francisco German restaurant.

Oktoberfest by the Bay! - San Francisco, CA - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
Named one of the ten best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in the USA in 2010 by AOL. This San Francisco Oktoberfest has live music headlined by the 21 piece Chico Bavarian Band. There are four sessions (one each Friday / Sunday and two on Saturday). Children are not allowed on Friday and Saturday nights but are encouraged on Sunday. VIP includes German buffet, commemorative mug, first beer, private bathrooms and guaranteed seating in private area. Be sure to click on the special offers section of their website for potential discounts.

Beaumont Oktoberfest - Beaumont, CA - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
30th annual Oktoberfest with live entertainment, authentic food, contests, arts & crafts vendors, weiner dog races, horse show and kids zone. Held at Noble Creek Park.

Mammoth Village Oktoberfest - Mammoth Village, CA - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
An annual event with plenty of music, dancing, kids activities, beer tastings, and authentic German cuisine.

Valencia Corridor Wine Walk - San Francisco, CA - Sep 20, 2019
Merchants will be offering wine samples inside their stores, all along the Valencia Corridor. Participants will receive a wine glass and a map of all the tasting locations, some of which may offer snacks.

Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club - Anaheim, CA - Sep 20 to Oct 27, 2019
Friday-Sunday starting mid-September, the Phoenix Club will host seven weekends of Oktoberfest fun. Live music, imported German beer on tap, beer drinking and sausage eating contests, costume contest, polka lessons and kids activities including a bounce house.

Oktoberfest at NUBO - Santa Cruz, CA - Sep 21 to Oct 26, 2019
New Bohemia Brewing Co in Santa Cruz, CA is holding an Oktoberfest and they’ll be tapping a Festbier, serving up pours in special NUBO liter steins, offering up traditional German-style beer garden grub and live music! Prost!

Adams Avenue Street Fair - San Diego, CA - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
80 musical acts on 6 stages

Bark In The Park - San Jose, CA - Sep 21, 2019
The largest dog festival in the United States with more than 15,000 dog lovers and 3,900 dogs.

Lafayette Art, Wine & Music Festival - Lafayette, CA - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Held the 3rd weekend in September, it is perhaps the largest annual festival in Contra Costa County. Typically attended by over 80,000.

California Brewers Festival - Sacramento, CA - Sep 21, 2019
25th annual. The longest running and longest pouring Sacramento beer festival. Unlimited, tokenless tasting. Tickets are already on sale so don’t miss out!

Vacaville Oktoberfest - Vacaville, CA - Sep 21, 2019
Annual Oktoberfest from 11 AM to 6 PM. German Food options include brats, sauerkraut, pretzels, potato salad and more. Live music most of the afternoon. Free admission.

Squaw Valley Oktoberfest - Olympic Valley, CA - Sep 21, 2019
Noon to 6 PM. This annual event will transform the Village at Squaw Valley into a miniature Bavaria complete with authentic German beer and food, Bavarian music, the ever-popular Oktoberfest Games and plenty of family fun. Entrance to Oktoberfest and entertainment are FREE. All proceeds from beer sales benefit the High Sierra Lacrosse Foundation Festival goers must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase beer. Brats, Bavarian Pretzels and Rootbeer floats available for purchase. All Oktoberfest Games are FREE to enter. First come, first to participate

Tioga Sequoia Oktoberfest - Fresno, CA - Sep 21, 2019
The urban beer garden turns into a festival in celebration of Oktoberfest in Germany. They provide a list of German inspired beers, food, music (Polka), and fun festival games throughout the day. Dressing up in your best Lederhosen or Oktoberfest themed garb is encouraged. Free Admission and all ages for this Festival.

The Fair on Richmond Street - El Segundo, CA - Sep 21, 2019
An annual event with live music, vendors, rides, and five blocks of fun in the historic town of El Segundo.

San Diego Festival of Beer - San Diego, CA - Sep 21, 2019
An indoor/outdoor event with live music and nearly 60 different breweries.

Eat Real Festival - Oakland, CA - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
This fundraising event of the Food Craft Institute that features sustainable local ingredients in artisan food craft, street food, craft beers, local wines and cocktails. Held at Jack London Square

Wirsthaus - Los Angeles, CA - Sep 21 to Oct 31, 2019
Oktoberfest runs on Fridays and Saturdays through the end of October.

Tam Valley Oktoberfest - Mill Valley, CA - Sep 21, 2019
Bratwurst, German beer, family friendly games, fun house, Bavarian dancers, polka and more!

Boots and Brews Country Music Festival - Ventura, CA - Sep 21, 2019
Saturday is all about celebrating friends, cold Beer, and great country music! Grab your best dancing boots and get ready for THE BEST country music lineup Ventura has seen! Food from local food vendors and ice cold beer will be available for purchase

Boots & Brews Country Music Festival - Ventura, CA - Sep 21, 2019
Country music, craft beers, food and more.

Bike MS Waves to Wine - Rohnert Park, CA - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.

Artwalk Carlsbad - Carlsbad, CA - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
This fine art festival is part of the ArtWalk San Diego brand known for bringing together all facets of the arts in San Diego while promoting the experience of owning original art. More than 175 visual artists will show and sell their work, alongside colorful chalk art that will fill the asphalt as you watch street paintings being created before your eyes on the pavement.

Piedmont Harvest Festival - Piedmont, CA - Sep 22, 2019
20th annual. Carnival, farmer’s market, contests, art exhibit, jazz show, and more

San Francisco Green Film Festival - San Francisco, CA - Sep 24 to Sep 29, 2019
Screen new environmental films, attend discussions and other events that spark green ideas and connections. Takes place at several venues around the San Francisco area, all accessible by public transit. Since 2011.

Redwood City Oktoberfest - Redwood City, CA - Sep 25 to Sep 29, 2019
Redwood City celebrates Oktoberfest with a fabulous traditional German Oktoberfest setting with over 1,100 feet of family style” bench seating; lots of fun and merriment; music; dancing; contests; cold beer and other beverages; food and more!

Campbell Fall Wine Walk - Campbell, CA - Sep 25, 2019
Each admission gets you one pour with 30 different wineries scattered throughout the shops of Downtown Campbell. Tickets can be purchased online or at specified walk-up ticket locations

Lady Filmmakers Film Festival - Beverly Hills, CA - Sep 26 to Sep 29, 2019
A film, music, and art festival dedicated to celebrating women filmmakers, artists, and musicians and the men who collaborate with them. Voted one of MovieMaker Magazine’s “Coolest Film Festivals in the World”.

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festivals - Pleasanton, CA - Sep 26 to Sep 28, 2019
Find a variety of sewing, quilting, needle and craft supply exhibits, plus make n’ takes and door prizes.

LA Korean Festival - Los Angeles, CA - Sep 26 to Sep 29, 2019
Experience the Korean culture with live performances, shopping and food.

Monterey Jazz Festival - Monterey, CA - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Over 130 artists will be performing nonstop on 8 stages for 3 nights and 2 days of the world’s best jazz at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.

Oktoberfest in El Cajon - El Cajon, CA - Sep 27 to Oct 6, 2019
Two weekends. Hosted by The German American Societies of San Diego, the Oktoberfest usually runs the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October. Authentic German food, beers, folk dancing, kids zone, craft booths and live music by the Guggenbach-Baum band from Germany.

Polk Street Fall Wine Walk - San Francisco, CA - Sep 27, 2019
Merchants on Polk Street from Post to Filbert Streets will be offering wine samples inside their stores, with free cable car shuttle. Participants will receive a wine glass and map of all the tasting locations, some of whom may offer snacks.

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Chico, CA - Sep 27 to Oct 5, 2019
Annual Oktoberfest with live music, cold beer and hot glass blowing demonstrations. Musical lineup of three bands. Oktoberfest feast for dinner included with ticket price. Don’t forget to practice up on your chicken dance before attending. Weekends only.

Aroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival - Arroyo Grande, CA - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Parade and festival with arts, crafts, games, food and more!

St. Martin de Porres Oktoberfest - Yorba Linda, CA - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
The annual fall parish festival that brings the entire community together for fun, food, and fund-raising.

California Lemon Festival - Goleta, CA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
A weekend of family fun, food, and entertainment.

San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival - Oakland, CA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Enjoy the Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival by watching teams compete on Lake Merritt in 40-foot long dragon boats.

Tahoe City Oktoberfest - Tahoe City, CA - Sep 28, 2019
Featuring local craft beers, live music, and delicious food in a festive fall celebration, Tahoe City’s Annual Oktoberfest returns to town for Saturday

Figtoberfest - Buellton, CA - Sep 28, 2019
Buellton HQ will feature our Figtoberfest German-style lager and several other specialties on draft, plus a German food menu & sausages, Figtoberfest games, festive music, a costume contest, and more. Taproom locations will have a variety of German-style beers on tap as well

Santa Anita Oktoberfest - Arcadia, CA - Sep 28 to Oct 5, 2019

LA Fall Beer Fest - Los Angeles, CA - Sep 28, 2019
Sample over 200 beers from over 80 breweries, plus bites from food trucks. Held at LA Center Studios.

Boots & Brews Country Music Festival - San Luis Obispo, CA - Sep 28, 2019
Country music, craft beers, food and more.

Santa Cruz Mountains Harvest Festival - Boulder Creek, CA - Sep 28, 2019
A day of music, great food, amazing artists, sustainable living demonstrations.

Encinitas Oktoberfest - Encinitas, CA - Sep 29, 2019
Annual German festival hosted by Encinitas Chamber of Commerce from 10 AM to 5 PM on Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real. Street craft fair with 200 vendors, German-American band The Bluebirds and Gemutlichkeit Apine Dancers. Ceremonial parade kicks it off at noon. Craft Corner is 21+ only and will highlight craft breweries. There will also be a family fun zone for kids. Free parking is available at Flora Vista Elementary School with free shuttle service.

Folsom Street Fair - Folsom, CA - Sep 29, 2019
The world’s largest leather event. Live stage with indie, electronic, and alternative acts, plus over 200 exhibitor booths, dance area, and more.

Angel City Jazz Festival - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 13, 2019
Consistently features the most innovative and new original national and international jazz musicians. Lots of exciting venues throughout Los Angeles including at Zipper Hall, Blue Whale, Moss Theatre, LACMA, REDCAT, and more. Since 2008.

Hollywood Film Festival - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 6, 2019
A festival to help Hollywood better identify, celebrate, and promote the best of the world’s most inspiring films and tomorrow’s most promising emerging artists. Held at Raleigh Studios.

Cambria Scarecrow Festival - Cambria, CA - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2019
A community wide event with over 400 scarecrows bowling, bathing, painting, pedaling, fishing, and flying. Held on weekends in October.

Mill Valley Film Festival - San Rafael, CA - Oct 3 to Oct 13, 2019
An eleven-day, internationally acclaimed cinema event welcoming more than 200 filmmakers from 50 countries.

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festivals - Costa Mesa, CA - Oct 3 to Oct 5, 2019
Find a variety of sewing, quilting, needle and craft supply exhibits, plus make n’ takes and door prizes.

Taste of Carmel - Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA - Oct 3, 2019
Held annually at the Carmel Mission Basilical. Enjoy world class dining from local restaurants while enjoying live entertainment

California Avocado Festival - Carpinteria, CA - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
One of the largest free festivals in Cali with a great lineup of music and fabulous food.

Morro Bay Harvest Festival - Morro Bay, CA - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
Celebrate at Water’s Edge with one of the premier events on California’s spectacular Central Coast.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - San Francisco, CA - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
A free concert in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco featuring over 100 musical artists on 7 stages.

Sonoma County Harvest Fair - Santa Rosa, CA - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
45th annual. Showcases the grand harvest which results in world-class wines, award winning beer and a plethora of culinary wealth. Voted the Best Annual Festival of Sonoma County by The Press Democrat readers.

Alpine Village Oktoberfest - Torrance, CA - Oct 4 to Oct 27, 2019
Southern California has been celebrating Oktoberfest at Alpine Village for nearly 50 years. USA Today named it one of the best Oktoberfests in the world. It is held weekends in October in a 32,000 square foot tent. Located in Torrance, it is the most popular Los Angeles Oktoberfest. Tables are on a first come first served basis – there are no reservations. It’s 21+ on Friday and Saturday but all ages are welcome on Sunday. Tickets are between $5 and $20 depending on day. Kids 12 and under as well as those dressed in dirndls or lederhosen get in free on Sundays.

La Mesa Oktoberfest - La Mesa, CA - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
It now attracts 200,000 to the 3 day festival. German food, beer, entertainment and childrens activities. Hosted by the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the La Mesa Village Merchants Association.

Oktoberfest at Fairplex - Pomona, CA - Oct 4 to Oct 19, 2019
The home of the L.A. County Fair brings you their Los Angeles Oktoberfest with beer, German food, Bavarian music, Games and the chicken dance. It’s 21+ only and is held on Friday-Saturday.

Modesto Oktoberfest - Modesto, CA - Oct 4, 2019
Come and enjoy the 36th Annual Modesto Oktoberfest tasting event with a sampling of West Coast micro-brews to savor, along with traditional German fare including bratwurst, sauerkraut, and potato salad. Oktoberfest also offers California Wine tasting and a variety of non-alcoholic drinks. The live entertainment and exciting midway games are sure to make this event one you won’t want to miss.

SD WhoCon - San Diego, CA - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
2019 theme is WHOdunnit? – a weekend of the delving into the mysteries presented in the Doctor Who series

WhiskyFest San Francisco - San Francisco, CA - Oct 4, 2019
Meet the whisky distillers, master blenders, and other whisky experts who will be in attendance. This is your chance to taste from a selection of single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, bourbon, rye, Tennessee, Japanese, Canadian, French, Taiwanese, and craft-distilled whiskies, all assembled in one Grand Ballroom. High-end rum, brandy, and other spirits will be available as well.

Hoes Down Harvest Festival - Guinda, CA - Oct 5, 2019
Live music, food and drink, workshops, children’s activities, craft vendors, silent auction, farmer’s market and more. All of the proceeds from the Hoes Down Harvest Festival go to non-profit organizations that support sustainable agriculture and rural living. Held at Full Belly Farm.

Yucca Valley Oktoberfest - Yucca Valley, CA - Oct 5, 2019
This annual event will have music by the Kalifornia Krauts, games and contests for all ages. Food and beer of course. Runs from 3:00 to 9:00 PM Presale tickets available online as the event approaches or contact Wanda at the chamber office (760)365-6323.

Pine Cone Festival - Running Springs, CA - Oct 5, 2019
A free family event with pine cone games / contests, live entertainment and kids’ activities. Free parking and shuttle from Snow Valley Mountain Resort.

Oaktoberfest - Oakland, CA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Family friendly craft beer festival in Oakland.

Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest - Carlsbad, CA - Oct 5, 2019
Family event with German dinner, beer, dancing, live music, pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating contest for kids. Net proceeds are donated to local causes.

Montrose Oktoberfest - Montrose, CA - Oct 5, 2019
Annual Oktoberfest by the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce. It is the largest outdoor event of the City of Glendale and the Foothills. Contests include stein holding, sausage eating, Master & Little Miss OKtoberfest, best dressed dog and a coloring contest. Games, rides and bingo as well. German bands and dancing, too.

Clayton Oktoberfest - Clayton, CA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Annual Munich-style celebration set under Mt. Diablo in this picturesque town. Two days of fun with parade, keg tapping, live music, biergarten, German food, California wines, arts and crafts show and carnival / street performers.

Pints in the Pines Oktoberfest - Twain Harte, CA - Oct 5, 2019
Featuring Craft Beers, German Beers and a commemorative beer mug. This one day “Under The Tent” event opens at 11:00 am and taps close at 4:00 pm. Brew tasters will be able to choose from some of California’s top craft breweries. Entry fee is inclusive at $25.00 per person for a minimum of 2o beer tastings available. Wine will also be available. Craft and food vendors on site. Live music on stage. Tickets are available online or at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

Cal Poly Pomona College of Agriculture Pumpkin Festival - Pomona, CA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Celebrate California agriculture at this annual event, featuring pumpkin patch, demonstrations, hay rides, corn maze, food, insect fair, live entertainment, petting farm and more!

Julian Oktoberfest - Julian, CA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
A weekend of German folk music, dancers, children’s events, food and drink.

Port Fest - Redwood City, CA - Oct 5, 2019
10th annual. Features live music, lots of great food, marching and jazz high school bands, and boat and harbor tours. Don’t miss the annual charity run. Plenty of arts and craft vendors.

Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival - Elk Grove, CA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
The official California site for weigh-offs for the national Giant Pumpkin contest, with something for everyone – carnival rides, games, live entertainment, contests, pumpkin patch, pumpkin boat race, and food! Since 1984.

Redlands Oktoberfest - Redlands, CA - Oct 5, 2019
Head to Sylvan Park for Oktoberfest beers and local craft brews, kids activities, contests for best costume, yodeling, stein holding, and Hammerschlagen; live polka music, food vendors and more! Benefits Redlands Optimists and their work in the community. $10 admission (under 21 is free).

Wurstkuche Oktoberfest - Venice, CA - Oct 5 to Oct 26, 2019
Every Saturday in October, head on down to Wurstkuche Restaurant in Venice for an Oktoberfest celebration!

Build a Scarecrow - Julian, CA - Oct 5 to Nov 2, 2019
Bring Your family to Julian and build a scarecrow together

Julian Autumn Jubilee - Julian, CA - Oct 5 to Oct 27, 2019
Enjoy a day at Fort Cross with hayrides, cider pressing & tasting, candle dipping, mini pumpkin painting, hoedown & jug band show, petting zoo, reptile show, u-pick pumpkin patch & veggie garden, archery, tomahawk throwing, ghost town slingshot range, fairy & dinosaur garden making, the lilac maze, tire swings, walking trails, and more

Pumpkin & Dia de los Muertos Festival Lakeport, CA - Lakeport, CA - Oct 5, 2019
The first Ever Pumpkin & Dia de los Muertos Festival on the streets of downtown Lakeport will be held on Saturday, October 5 11 am to 7 pm. Celebrating everything fall!, There will be activities for all from 11 am to 5 pm: assorted shopping vendors, ballet folklorico, beer and wine, corn hole tournaments, food booths, music all day and a petting zoo. Plus there will be a scarecrow contest children and teens. There will be a street dance with the LC Diamonds from 4 pm to 7 pm. This action packed community event is a fundraiser for Lakeport Main Street Association.

Welk Resorts Oktoberfest - Escondido, CA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Get the whole gang together for a full day of delicious German-themed food, rides, games, live music, and of course —beer! This family-friendly festival offers craft brews from multiple local breweries for the adults, and great games and activities to keep the kids entertained

Oakland Nature Friends Oktoberfest - Oakland, CA - Oct 6, 2019
Festivals feature dancing to live bands (alpine and international folk music), German food, and performances by our very own Schuhplattler dancers in traditional attire. German beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks are served. The kitchen serves traditional Spätzle, Bratwurst, Kartoffelsalat (potato salad), Sauerkraut, Pork Roast (Schweinebraten), and German desserts, while Bretzeln (pretzels) and Würstchen (sausages) are available as Vesperle (snacks). Lederhosen, Dirndl, Tirolerhut and any other Trachtenkleid (traditional attire) encouraged!

Castro Street Fair - San Francisco, CA - Oct 6, 2019
Lots of activities with live music, entertainers, dance alley, and vendors, craftspeople and organizations. Funds raised go to fund charitable causes and to fund the rainbox flag that flies in Harvey Milk Plaza.

San Francisco Fall Fest - San Francisco, CA - Oct 6, 2019
Mini golf, food trucks, cupcake walk, and more at Stagecoach Greens

Corcoran Cotton Festival and Parade - Corcoran, CA - Oct 7, 2019
Features a parade down Whitley Avenue, beer garden, BBQ, carnival, live music, 5k run and lots of fun.

Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival - Catalina Island, CA - Oct 10 to Oct 20, 2019
Lots of jazz with big name entertainers.  Headliners include Keiko Matsui, Nick Colionne, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Ray Parker Jr., and many others.

Joshua Tree Music Festival - Joshua Tree, CA - Oct 10 to Oct 13, 2019
An outdoor, family friendly global music experience.

Oakhurst Fall Festival - Oakhurst, CA - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
The chocolate and wine festival has grown to a fall festival that can be enjoyed by all. There are midway ridges, Jedi academy, meet and greets with different characters, scavender hunt, local music, local vendors, food trucks, beer and wine tastings and more!

Sacramento Turn Verein Oktoberfest - Sacramento, CA - Oct 11 to Oct 12, 2019
Eat, drink and dance like a German. Outdoor biergarten. Kid friendly activities.

Downtown Modesto Harvest Festival - Modesto, CA - Oct 12, 2019
Pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, food, live music, car show, face painting, instrument petting zoo and more!

Nipomo’s Best Oktoberfest - Nipomo, CA - Oct 12, 2019
33rd annual Oktoberfest with Miss Nipomo Pageant, Battle of the Bands, live entertainment, bbq tasting and competition, beer and wine garden and kids activities. Event is outdoors and open to the general public. 11 AM to 5 PM on Saturday hours with live music from Steppin Out, Mean Gene Band and The Spaces Between. 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday with the second annual Battle of the Bands and a BBQ competition with tasting. Kids area on Saturday and Sunday has pony rides, face painting, bounce house, petting zoo and mechanical rides. There’s also arts and crafts booths and the Dave Dana Memorial car show.

Santa Barbara Beer Festival - Santa Barbara, CA - Oct 12, 2019
Your ticket gets you a tasting glass and entry into beautiful Elings Park.  Enjoy your afternoon of beer samplings.

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival - La Jolla, CA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
A two day juried art show and fundraiser featuring the works of over 150 established artists.

Riverbank Cheese & Wine Exposition - Riverbank, CA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Annual street festival with carnival, arts/crafts, kids rides/games and live music in addition to the wine and cheese.

EdUCate! Oktoberfest - San Diego, CA - Oct 12, 2019
Annual Oktoberfest from 1 to 6 PM to raise money for five U.C. public schools. Bratwurst, beer garden, live music from three bands, home brew contest and kids games.

Cotati Oktoberfest - Cotati, CA - Oct 12, 2019
Authentic German meal of bratwurst, potato salad, sauerkraut for $15 with Oktoberfest microbrews from Lagunitas Brewing Company available. Lots of contests including wiener dog races, tankard hold and beer stein race. Admission is free. Polka the night away on the dance floor.

Tyrolean Inn Oktoberfest - Ben Lomond, CA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
German food, beer and live music.

Oktoberfest Corte Madera - Corte Madera, CA - Oct 12, 2019
Held annually in Menke Park at Old Corte Madera Square. A community tradition for the whole family, Oktoberfest features amazing local foods, kids activities, live music, unique homebrewed beers, craft beers, wines, meads, craft hard ciders, and kombucha.

Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival - Santa Barbara, CA - Oct 12, 2019
Enjoy the freshest seafood, maritime exhibits, live entertainment, and more at the annual day-long festival in Santa Barbara’s historic working harbor. Presented by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Harbor Merchants. Free admission. Activities for all ages.

Night Nation Run – Bay Area - Berkeley, CA - Oct 12, 2019
The world’s first running music festival, supporting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), will feature DJs on a main stage, plus party zones along the route with DJs, dancers, light shows, selfie stations, and Glow Gear giveaways!

Harvest Festival Craft Fair at Dutch Hollow Farms - Riverbank, CA - Oct 14, 2019
This is a FREE event. This festival has a little bit of everything! 80+ vendors- Comprised of local crafters, artisans, designers, bakers and chefs. Home, garden & fashion – repurposed, handcrafted, vintage & direct sales vendors. Kid friendly and fun for your whole family. There is something for everyone! Bring the family & enjoy the day. Hours will be 9am to 3pm. They will also have our full display of pumpkins available just in time for early fall decor

Pacific International Quilt Festival - Santa Clara, CA - Oct 17 to Oct 20, 2019
Explore quilting arts from around the world, plus competions, special exhibits, workshops, vendor market, and more.

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes – Death Valley - Death Valley, CA - Oct 17 to Oct 20, 2019
Located in southern California, Death Valley is one of the most otherworldly of America’s natural wonders—an eerie panorama of salt flats and elevations. With rolling hills and steep mountains, Death Valley is also famous for Badwater, which is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Whether you’re a competitive cyclist, Sunday rider or novice, you’re sure to enjoy an incredible weekend—and the haunting beauty—that brings JDRF Riders back year after year to cycle routes of up to 100 miles.

Harvest Wine Weekend - Paso Robles, CA - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2019
Discover award-winning wines, exceptional restaurants and breathtaking views all without tension or pretension while you enjoy some of the more than 140 weekend activities at various Paso Robles locations

Oktoberfest in Campbell - Campbell, CA - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
German foods, a variety of beers and ales, over 100 artisans and live entertainment. Attendance is generally 30,000.

Springville Apple Festival - Springville, CA - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
This annual event on the third weekend of October attracts more than 20,000.

Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival - Half Moon Bay, CA - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
The top 5 pumpkins from the giant pumpkin weigh-off are displayed at this epic festival in the “World Pumpkin Capital”.

Placerville Oktoberfest - Placerville, CA - Oct 19, 2019
This annual Oktoberfest features German music including polkas and the chicken dance. Keg is tapped at 3 PM. Weiner dog races and other Oktoberfest contests. Food choices include sausages, sauerkraut, strudel, and of course lots of beer choices.

Walnut Creek Oktoberfest - Walnut Creek, CA - Oct 19, 2019
Lace up the dirndl dress and don the lederhosen – Autumn starts with Walnut Creek’s third annual Oktoberfest, free, day-long, family-friendly festival recreates the beloved German traditional Fall celebration. The fun includes a Bier Garden, Kinder Platz, live music stages, gourmet food booths and more.

Wharf Fest - San Francisco, CA - Oct 19, 2019
A free Fisherman’s Wharf festival with a chowder cook-off competition, exhibitors, and family fun.

Novato Oktoberfest - Novato, CA - Oct 19, 2019

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival - Calabasas, CA - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
Pumpkin patch, professional pumpkin carving, pumpkin pies and more!

Cambria Octoberfest - Cambria, CA - Oct 19, 2019
Kicks off with an art & craft fair, plus brats, hot dogs, beer, wine and ice cream at noon, with live music, a pumpkin patch and family games, and scarecrow awards.

Bike MS Bay to Bay - Irvine, CA - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.

Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival - Bakersfield, CA - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
Bakersfield Museum of Art’s annual Via Arté Italian Street Painting Festival has become a Bakersfield tradition, bringing together the community and the visual arts since 1998. Using the asphalt as canvas, spectators watch each year as professional and student artists unlock their imaginations and turn the parking lot of the Marketplace into a gallery of amazing chalk masterpieces.

Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art - Long Beach, CA - Oct 19, 2019

Ride Santa Barbara 100 - Santa Barbara, CA - Oct 19, 2019
The Ride Santa Barbara 100 takes place in one of the most beautiful and challenging locations in the United States. We offer four distinct courses to suit every cyclist’s ability – each course offering a world class Santa Barbara cycling experience.

Fallbrook Harvest Faire - Fallbrook, CA - Oct 20, 2019
Come on down to Main Avenue in Fallbrook for craft and food vendors, pony rides and a petting zoo, pumpkin contests and a pumpkin patch, a pie baking contest and more!

Sherman Oaks Street Fair - Sherman Oaks, CA - Oct 20, 2019
The largest event in the San Fernando Valley with more than 100,000 guests, 200 vendors and plenty more fall fun.

Oktoberfest at Nature Friends - Sierra Madre, CA - Oct 20, 2019
A German themed potluck (bring your favorite dish!), dance demonstrations and other fun. $5 suggested donation.

Escape - San Bernadino, CA - Oct 25 to Oct 26, 2019
A Halloween type festival with lots of performers, costumes, interactive art and so much adult fun.

Strut Your Mutt Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 26, 2019
Strut Your Mutt is a fun dog walk and fundraising event that raises money to help save the lives of homeless pets, supporting your choice of one of hundreds of participating shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare groups. There are Strut your Mutt events across the country.

Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire - Claremont, CA - Oct 26, 2019
Get your holiday shopping done early as you walk the streets of the Claremont Village lined with over 400+ booths selling unique art, original crafts, and apparel. Get to know all the local businesses and non-profits in the business and organization block located on First Street. Be sure to also stop by the food court for an array of international foods and entertainment. Returning this year is the beer and wine garden on Bonita Ave which will be serving local craft ales, wine and cider from 11 am to 4 pm

Los Osos Oktoberfest - Los Osos, CA - Oct 27, 2019
The 40th Annual Oktoberfest and 13th Annual Car Show will again be held on Second Street in Baywood Park, October 28, 2018. Admission for the event is FREE. Since 1977, the festival has grown from a small group of vendors and musicians, to a popular countywide event that attracts over 6,000 participants. For the entire day, Los Osos/Baywood Park will be bustling with pomp and ceremony and the enthusiasm of thousands of revelers eager to enjoy the day with live music and entertainment, a Beer Garden, food, arts & crafts, pet and people costume contests, activities for kids and more.

Mushroom, Wine and Beer Festival - Mendocino County, CA - Nov 1 to Nov 10, 2019
Events take place throughout Mendocino County, which is home to more than 3,000 mushroom varieties, including the candy cap mushroom (which has a maple syrup flavor) that only grows in on the Northern California coast. Enjoy mushroom dinners, wine and beer pairing workshops, cooking classes, musical performances, and more

San Diego Beer Week - San Diego, CA - Nov 1 to Nov 10, 2019
A 10-day celebration of independent craft breweries in San Diego County, with events held across the county in breweries, bars, restaurnats and more.

San Francisco Dance Film Festival - San Francisco, CA - Nov 2 to Nov 10, 2019
Dance films from San Francisco and around the world, including experiemental shorts, live performance capture, dance documentaries, live performances and more.

Fresno Collector’s Expo - Fresno, CA - Nov 2 to Nov 3, 2019
Over 65 vendors offering comics, action figures, anime, arts and craft customize science fiction items, costume jewelry, plus live auction, cosplay contest, celebrity appearances, and art show.

Dia de los Muertos Chalk Walk - San Fernando, CA - Nov 2, 2019

Big Sur Food & Wine Festival - Big Sur, CA - Nov 7 to Nov 9, 2019

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival - San Diego, CA - Nov 10 to Nov 17, 2019
One of the West Coast’s premier wine and culinary celebrations, this year’s lineup includes Celebrity Chef tastings, wine and food delights, culminating in a Grand Tasting event. Various venues.

Burbank Winter WIne Festival - Burbank, CA - Nov 16, 2019
Holiday street fair with vendors, live entertainment, arts & crafters, and a wine walk.

Mandarin Festival - Auburn, CA - Nov 22 to Nov 24, 2019
Event attracts over 25,000 visitors who enjoy the fruit from over a dozen growers.  Lots of food vendors, crafts, ice cream, specialty foods and deserts, and homemade gifts.  Held at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.

International Auto Show - San Francisco, CA - Nov 28 to Dec 2, 2019
View the latest in technology and the future of personal transportation at Moscone Convention Center.

San Rafael Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland - San Rafael, CA - Nov 29 to Nov 30, 2019
Free snow sledding, marketplace with arts & crafts, parade, children’s activities, and more.

Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair - Ventura, CA - Dec 7, 2019
Holiday street fair with vendors, live entertainment, arts & crafters, and a wine walk.

Past Events We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Madona Inn Oktoberfest - San Luis Obispo, CA - Oct 1, 2016
Madonna Inn Expo Center hosts a German meal and Firestone Walker brews in two sessions of German fun. Get two 16 oz beers, meal plus dessert, commemorative stein and live entertainment by Trio Internationale and What Just Happened. General admission is $60 per person. VIP tables are available.   The image is showing the Avila Beach Resort, not Madonna Inn

Red Bluff Oktoberfest - Red Bluff, CA - Oct 8, 2016
Held by St. Peter’s Episcopal.

Superhero Street Fair - San Francisco, CA - Oct 22, 2016

California Beer Festival - Ventura, CA - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017

Embarcadero Center Wine Walk - San Francisco, CA - Sep 13, 2018
Participants receive a wine glass and a map of all tasting locations, some of which may offer snacks.

Oktoberfest at the Inn - Rancho Santa Fe, CA - Sep 23, 2018
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award-top rated resort offering world-class exclusive luxury, will host a Bavarian-style Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. This will be a family event. The event will feature a Biergarten, live music, German faire and a kids zone.

Stallion Springs Oktoberfest - Tehachapi, CA - Oct 6, 2018
Fun for the whole family with food, beer and kids activities from noon until 6 PM. Location: Stallion Springs Community Center, 27800 Stallion Springs Dr, Tehachapi.

Oktoberfest in Nevada City - Nevada City, CA - Oct 6, 2018
A day of great food and music. 12 different Breweries will be there on tap. Local band Road Test and the Hannerbrinks Gorman band will be preforming with German dancers. Authentic German food to go along with all the great beer.

Camp Richardson Oktoberfest - Lake tahoe, CA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Lake Tahoe Oktoberfest with German food, beer and wine garden, pumpkin patch, costume contest for people and dogs, music and family activities.

Sausage & Suds Music Festival - San Leandro, CA - Oct 7, 2018
on hold for 2019…but they’ll be back! Normally: A free music event attracting more than 8,000 visitors annually to downtown Parrott St. A beer and wine garden pairs nicely with the sausage.

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest - San Diego, CA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2018
The annual Ocean Beach Oktoberfest. This two-day eclectic, beachside festival will include a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment with proceeds benefiting local non-profit organizations. The event will kick off at 3:30 Friday afternoon with live music in the 21 and older beer garden. There will be a 2 for 1 happy hour Friday from 4:30 to 6:01. The Saturday morning festivities will kick off early with a Drill instructor workout on the beach, followed at 9 a.m. with the fifth annual OB Brat Trot, a fundraiser sponsored by the Ocean Beach Community Foundation with proceeds going towards local youth sports. All ages are invited to participate; registration is $25 per family (up to 6 participants) for the 2K Family Fun Run at 9 a.m. and $30 per person for the 5K Beach Run to follow at 10 a.m. Registration for the 5K Beach Run includes free entrance into the beer garden and two complimentary beers for runners 21 and older. New to the event this year, there will be a German microbrew tasting benefiting the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station. The special tastings dubbed Poured with Courage will be served by active and retired wounded service members on behalf of the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station, which will share in the proceeds. Tasting tickets are $30 and will be sold online at www.OBOktoberfest.com prior to the event and at the gate as long as they last. Saturday will also include a free beachside all-ages stage with performances by an OB Oktoberfest band, along with a food and craft vendor area on the Veterans Plaza lawn. Beer garden entertainment will include live music; the annual Sausage Toss Competition for a $1,000 cash prize; and bratwurst-eating, stein-holding and other competitions.

Park Chalet Oktoberfest - San Francisco, CA - Oct 13, 2018

Aliso Viejo Oktoberfest - Corpus Christi, CA - Oct 18, 2018

Placerville Wine & Art Festival - Placerville, CA - Oct 20, 2018
Over 30 foothill wineries offer samples on Historic Main Street, plus street art and live music. Merchants will offer food pairings designed to highlight the wines they serve

Lodi Oktoberfest - Lodi, CA - Oct 27, 2018

LA Oktoberfest - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 27, 2018
German food, beer and live music at this Los Angeles Oktoberfest. Tickets are $75for regular admission and $100 for VIP admission.

Pier 39 Winter Wine Pour - San Francisco, CA - Nov 30, 2018
Participating businesses will be offering wine tastings, light bites, discounts, live music, and more.

September 2015 Festivals: Hughson Harvest Festival – Hughson, CA – September 19-20, 2015 Davis Ranch Gourd Festival – Sloughhouse, CA – September 26-27, 2015 Beyond Wonderland Music Festival – Mountain View, CA – September 26-27, 2015 Soul Food Festival – Sacramento, CA – September 19, 2015 A travelling music and food festival that attracts about 10,000 visitors per city. Internationally recognized artists. Ticket price depends on location. Options include early bird tickets, general admission, preferred viewing and VIP seating. Brought to you by the Kinfolks Foundation.

October 2015 Festivals:

Culture Collide – Los Angeles, CA – October 8-10, 2015 Salinas Valley Wine and Food Festival – Salinas, CA – August 13, 2016 Free admission for exhibits and entertainment.  Great food, wine, and beer sampling.  Lots of entertainment.  Oh bring the kids as there are plenty of kids activities and fun for the whole family. Mountain Harvest Festival – Quincy, CA – October 17, 2015 Pismo Beach Clam Festival – Pismo Beach, CA – October 16, 2015 An annual non-profit charity event held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. Noe Valley Harvest Festival – San Francisco, CA – No event in 2015!! Del Mar Harvest Festival – Del Mar, CA – October 23-25, 2015 Tahoe City Harvest Festival – Tahoe City, CA Windsor Pumpkin Festival – Windsor, CA – October 26, 2014 Apple Harvest Festival – Fortuna, CA – October 2-4, 2015 Arts & Olive Festival – Redwood City, California – No Event in 2015 Auburn Wine and Food Festival – Auburn, CA – October 10, 2015 Seal Beach Kite Festival – Seal Beach, CA – October 11, 2015

November 2015:

Celebration of Craftswomen – November 27-29, 2015 San Francisco World Music Festival – SF, CA – Nov 21, 2014 Find other fun things to do in California in October: Oktoberfest in California California Corn Mazes California Ghost Tours Haunted Houses in California Pumpkin Patches in California

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